Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cruise News Daily Headlines for February 28, 2012

* Meat for Everyone on Norwegian 
Carnivores, your ship has come in. Norwegian Cruise Line has decided that the popular Moderno Churrascaria restaurant will be available on every ship in the fleet in the not-too-distant future.
   Norwegian is also extending the option to pre-reserve all specialty to all ships in the fleet, an option previously available only on Norwegian Epic.

* Costa Allegra Update 
As CND reported yesterday, Costa Allegra was disabled by a generator room fire in the Indian Ocean on its way to the Seychelles. The fire not only disabled the ship's propulsion but also left it without electricity for hotel services (and air conditioning). Several ships changed course and proceeded toward Costa Allegra. The first to arrive during the night was the French oceangoing fishing vessel, Trevignon.
   At first light this morning, it was decided Trevignon would tow Costa Allegra to the island of Desroches in the Seychelles where passengers would disembark Wednesday morning. Passengers were told to pack their bags and get ready to disembark tomorrow. The tow began at a steady speed of six knots, but within a few hours, the entire plan had changed. More

* Big Apple Arrival
Disney Fantasy arrived in New York this morning where it will be christened on Thursday. We have photos on our blog.

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